Today we opted not to attend the Tampa Super RV Show. We had done that the past two days just to see what a major show had in store. We’re not in the market for a new RV, just wanteing to check with vendors as to accessories that may be of interest to us. We did end up buying a set of 1000 threadcount sheets. We should have gone to the show. Instead, we went to a flea market, intending to stay only a few minutes as Robin wanted to check on a transporter for Brutus. We left him in the vehicle as we were parked in the front row and would be gone only shortly. Withing forty five minutes we were VIOLATED. Upon returning, we found our vehicle broken into, a new Segway just recently purchased gone, our MIFI, along with Robin’s IPAD. Never have we felt so scathed before in our lives. Fortunately, the thieves did not take Brutus. Nothing could have been worse. I called 911 and immediately they dispatched someone from the Sheriff’s Office. She dusted for fingerprints and took all the information but told us there would probably nothing that could be done. And then began the nighmare of making calls back to our bank as all our private and pertinent information was on that IPAD. Luckily, after about three hours of phone calls, accounts were changed, passwords were redistibuted, and our son Ryan, was masterfull in changing passwords as much as he can while helping out enroute across the PA Turnpike in a trip from Philly to Pittsburgh. Thank the good lord we have a son and daughter-in-law who are much wiser and smarter than the two of us when it comes to technology. I’m sure we’re out the several thousand dollars for the Segway, the IPAD will get replaced, but losing Brutus to theives would have been such a traumatic event to Robin, that there would be no consolation on my part which would have sufficed. In the end, we learned a lesson, albeit an expensive one. However, is there any lesson that comes without a cost. The amazing thing however, is that it happened in broad daylight, no more than 25 feet from the entrance to the flea market building, and in less than forty five minutes. No one was hurt, we’re all intact physically, so we have much more to be thankful for than money could ever replace.